Fun fact: sleep and I have a love-hate relationship. I love sleeping, but I hate the hours I spend trying to fall asleep each night, no matter how tired I am. This is why I occasionally sleep through morning lectures in school (sorry, professors and the Dean…).
The lack of zzz’s caught up to me tonight, and as I napped blissfully on the couch, the South Carolina women’s basketball team defeated the No. 8 Vols 64-60 in Knoxville. Of all the times I wish I’d been awake…
Yes, for the first time in 32 years, the Gamecock women were victorious over Tennessee on Rocky Top. Behind Markeshia Grant’s 27 points and thanks to a 9-0 run with just over three minutes left in the game, Carolina managed to come from behind to pull off a signature road win, adding another impressive milestone to this year’s already fantastic season. They were ranked previously this season, and this win may be enough to get them, back into the top 25. This is the first time UT has lost a conference game at home since 2008.
The victory came on the same night the Gamecocks presented a check for $20,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association in the name of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt. Former Volunteer and current USC coach Nikki McCray presented the check, which came from funds raised as part of the “We Back Pat” campaign. Summitt announced she had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia in late August.
USC is now 18-5 overall and 7-3 in SEC play. Their next game will be a week from tonight (Feb. 9th) at Arkansas. Tip off is scheduled for 8 ET.